18 Delicious Passover Recipes to Share With Friends and FamilyMar 9, 2021
Passover is a celebration of freedom, and a Seder is typically filled with prayers, readings, songs — and, of course, delicious Passover recipes!
A traditional Seder plate includes six items:
- Maror (a bitter herb, typically horseradish)
- Charoset (a ground-up mix of chopped apple, walnuts, and red wine)
- Karpas (typically a piece of parsley dipped in salty water)
- Z’roa (a roasted bone, usually lamb shank)
- Chazeret (a bitter green such as romaine lettuce)
- Beitzah (a hard-boiled egg)
And because leavened grains are prohibited during Passover, another Seder staple is matzo, an unleavened flatbread with a cracker-like consistency.
But along with these must-haves, there’s plenty of room to get creative with your Passover menu! From traditional Jewish recipes to hearty dishes that fit within the dietary rules, here’s a list of tasty Passover recipes that will cover you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Please note that some of the brands listed in the recipes linked below may not be kosher for Passover. Be sure to check the packaging for “Kosher for Passover” certification — especially for ingredients such as potato starch, flour, and arrowroot powder — and make substitutions as needed.
1. Crispy Air Fryer Potato Latkes
Potato latkes are a classic Passover recipe that are perfect for breakfast or as a side dish. These shredded potato patties can be cooked to crispy perfection right in your air fryer — meal prep a batch and enjoy them all week!
2. Baked Chicken Breast
Seasoned with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs and spices, this super-simple baked chicken is the perfect protein to add to your Passover menu.
3. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasting brings out the naturally nutty and sweet flavor in Brussels sprouts. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar or a squeeze of lemon for a flavorful side dish with 5 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein per serving!
4. Vegan Cauliflower Rice Risotto
Made with riced cauliflower and soft tofu, this sweet and savory risotto delivers 24 grams of protein per serving — and the recipe can easily be multiplied to serve at a family dinner.
5. Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken
Tender chicken thighs, olives, sweet red peppers, and onion make this Mediterranean chicken recipe juicy and flavorful. Each serving provides 30 grams of protein and only has 265 calories and 3 grams of sugar.
6. Easy Gluten-Free and Vegan Matzo Ball Soup
Loaded with veggies, herbs, and spices, this fluffy potato-based matzo ball soup is a gluten-free version of the Passover classic.
7. Grandma Fran’s Vegetarian Chopped Liver
This “chopped liver” recipe is made with hard-boiled eggs, onions, walnuts, butter, and kosher salt for a meatless take on a traditional Passover side dish. Even better, it only has 65 calories and 1 gram of sugar per serving.
8. Matzo Brei
Matzo is one of the main staples on Passover, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t include a matzo brei Passover recipe! Mix broken pieces of matzo with a beaten egg, seasoning, and dill, then sauté in butter or oil to create a simple and delicious side dish.
9. Passover Brisket
This Passover brisket recipe is braised, so you get tender, fall-apart meat in a rich gravy. Each serving has fewer than 300 calories and provides 33 grams of protein.
10. Cheesy Matzo Flatbread with Olives
Make the most of all that matzo with this yummy flatbread! Topped with fresh olives, pesto, red onions, sun dried tomatoes, and crumbled feta, it’s the perfect Passover brunch recipe.
11. Homemade Lamb Soup
This yummy bowl of homemade roast lamb soup is light, nutritious, and loaded with delicious herbs and flavors like like rosemary, bay leaf, scallions, dill, and that juicy lamb bone. It’s the perfect Passover appetizer!
12. Tropical Fruit Salad with Coconut
Mix cubed pineapple, sliced kiwi, and blueberries and sprinkle with unsweetened shredded coconut for an easy Passover dessert recipe that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthier way.
13. Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus
This savory salmon and asparagus recipe features a garlicky butter sauce that’s full of flavor. And it’s a sheet pan recipe, which means you can spend less time with dirty dishes and more time with loved ones!
14. Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad
Made with cooked chicken breast, baby spinach, walnuts, and fresh strawberries, and topped with a bit of oil and vinegar, this recipe is perfect for a salad course during dinner — or a light lunch before a big family feast.
15. Cherry Almond Mandel Bread
This biscotti-inspired mandel bread recipe is made with almond flour, cassava flour, and potato starch. Dried cherries and sliced almonds also add a yummy flavor and slightly crunchy texture.
16. Ginger Soy Flank Steak with Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Sweet Potato
Combining a mouthwatering marinated flank steak with a trio of colorful veggies, this 21-minute recipe covers your main dish and sides all at once!
17. Healthier Deviled Eggs
This lighter take on the classic side dish is made with reduced-fat cottage cheese and dijon mustard and flavored with Sriracha hot sauce and spices.
18. Roast Turkey
Need a simple main course that’ll feed the whole family? We’ve got step-by-step tips for preparing a roast turkey that’s lean and healthy — but still juicy and delicious. (No butter, turkey fat, or deep-frying required!)